Welcome to the Spring 2023 Passaic County Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale!
Passaic County is excited to offer its Spring 2023 Community Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale. Backyard Composting is an excellent way to reduce trash going to landfills and incinerators and make your own compost! Rain Barrels can help reduce water costs and provide a natural source of water for plants and gardens.
Orders must be placed by Friday, April 14th, and picked up on Sunday, April 16, from 10 am to 2:00 pm at Ringwood Park and Ride, 30 Cannici Drive, Ringwood, NJ 07456. We invite all to visit our sale where we will have extras - cash or check accepted.
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Passaic County is excited to be offering this bulk composter sale, with educational support from Jeff Brown at BrandBuilders. The goal of the program is to divert food scraps from the waste stream (up to 30% or more by weight is comprised of food scraps and compostable soiled paper and cardboard), and raise the awareness regarding the benefits of compost, which include improving or maintaining high quality soil, growing healthy plants, reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improving water quality and protecting the environment. By adding compost you can conserve water and help improve soil to help hold water in the root zone.
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Why Use a Rain Barrel?
There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Foremost, rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, this is water that does not soak in to the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. By using harvested rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rainwater make it far better than tap water, which has chlorine and fluoride in it. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.